News: World

Why are Armenians protesting against the new prime minister?

Friday  14:52,   20 april 2018
Al Jazeera

Tens of thousands take to the streets against nomination and appointment of ex-president Serzh Sargsyan as PM.The protests began on April 13 after Armenia's ruling Republican Party nominated former President Serzh Sargsyan for the prime minister’s[...]

'No job, no money': Life in Vietnam for immigrants deported by U.S.

Friday  14:52,   20 april 2018
Reuters

They said they were viewed with suspicion by Vietnamese officials and have had trouble finding work. "If you ask me 'do you want to come back to the U.S?' I'll give you the answer 'yes', but I don't know how," said Cuong, who left a wife and[...]

Son of dictator's aide, lawyer vie for Paraguay presidency

Friday  14:52,   20 april 2018
AFP

The US-educated son of a top aide to Paraguay's late dictator Alfredo Stroessner is favorite to win Sunday's presidential election in the Latin American country. Opinion polls give Mario Abdo Benitez of the ruling conservative Colorado party [...]

A David Copperfield trick allegedly injured a participant. Its secret was just exposed in court.

Friday  05:05,   20 april 2018
The Washington Post

Copperfield's attorneys argued that exposing the trick's secrets would hurt business. The judge didn't buy it.David Copperfield, 61, is in the midst of a civil jury trial in Las Vegas’s Clark County District Court that began on Friday,[...]

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

Friday  00:55,   20 april 2018
Associated Press

Two black men whose arrest at a Starbucks in Philadelphia has triggered a furor over racial profiling say they are pushing for changes to make sure that what they went through doesn't happen to anyone else. PHILADELPHIA — Rashon Nelson[...]

Syria probe mission on hold amid security fears

Thursday  15:35,   19 april 2018
AFP

The world's chemical arms watchdog froze its probe into an alleged chemical attack near Damascus Wednesday, demanding "unhindered access" after a United Nations reconnaissance mission came under fire. Four days after reaching the[...]

As Macron heads to U.S., 'strong relationship' with Trump under test

Thursday  15:35,   19 april 2018
Reuters

<p>When France's ambassador to Washington told American officials last July that he was heading to Paris and would shortly see President Emmanuel Macron, one of them handed him a copy of the New York Times.</p>In it, he read the words[...]

Windsor prepares to cash in on royal wedding extravaganza

Thursday  15:33,   19 april 2018
AFP

From biscuits to beer and traditional mugs, businesses and Windsor residents are making the most of royal wedding fever with one month to go to the nuptials of Britain's Prince Harry.Within hours of Harry's proposal to Meghan Markle being[...]

Haley spat fuels political chatter around White House

Thursday  15:33,   19 april 2018
The Hill

Nikki Haley’s public spat with the White House has underscored Trump World’s obsession about the political ambitions of people in the president’s orbit.Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, raised eyebrows Tuesday when she hit back at[...]

Truce village or European capital? Possible Trump-Kim summit venues

Thursday  15:33,   19 april 2018
AFP

US President Donald Trump says that five locations are under consideration for his expected meeting with Kim Jong Un, the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea. But he gave no clues as to what they might be.US President Donald Trump says that five[...]

Inside Southwest Flight 1380, 20 Minutes of Chaos and Terror

Thursday  15:32,   19 april 2018
The New York Times

“Dear Jesus, send some angels.” Passengers feared they would die as an engine exploded, plunging the plane thousands of feet in a minute. Over the next 20 minutes, the depressurized cabin air swirled with insulation and debris, panic and prayers as[...]

What will Cuba’s revolution look like without a Castro in charge?

Thursday  15:32,   19 april 2018
Quartz

Cuba is about to get a new president. In a momentous change for the island, for the first time in nearly 60 years, its leader’s…The National Assembly on Wednesday nominated Miguel Díaz-Canel, the country’s first vice president and a Communist Party[...]

Ex-Playboy Model, Let Out of Tabloid Contract, Can Freely Discuss Alleged Trump Affair

Thursday  07:26,   19 april 2018
The New York Times

Ex-Playboy Model, Let Out of Tabloid Contract, Can Freely Discuss Alleged Trump AffairThe settlement agreement, reached Wednesday, ends a lawsuit brought by the model, Karen McDougal, and protects the president from being drawn into a legal case[...]

Erdogan catches Turkey off guard by calling early elections

Thursday  06:56,   19 april 2018
Associated Press

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has caught Turkey off guard by calling early elections for June, in a move that could cement his grip on power a year ahead of schedule. Erdogan announced that parliamentary and presidential elections, originally[...]

Pakistan's 'disappeared': The cost of the war against Taliban

Wednesday  16:53,   18 april 2018
Al Jazeera

Rights groups allege war against the armed group has included a shadowy campaign of enforced disappearances.The rain lashes down upon them, as they stand in rapt attention, listening to the leader of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), a civil[...]